The Seedling logo is a registered trademark owned by European Bioplastics. It proves that a product is certified industrially compostable according to the European standard EN 13432.

When successfully certified, the product will fully biodegrade in an industrial composting plant under controlled conditions such as temperature, moisture and time frame – leaving nothing behind but water, biomass and CO2 .

The Seedling may be featured only if the respective compostable product has been formally certified. The certification process is carried out by the independent certifiers DIN CERTCO (Germany) and TÜV AUSTRIA (Belgium) according to the certification scheme “Products made of compostable materials”. The certification scheme is based on the European norm EN 13432.

This guide shows how to apply the Seedling to a certified product.